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Chris Godwin Suffers Torn ACL, Will Miss Remainder Of NFL Season

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians confirmed Monday that Pro Bowl wide receiver and former Penn State star Chris Godwin will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a torn ACL. The injury came about midway through the Buccaneers’ 9-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football.

Godwin’s injury occurred following a low hit by Saints defensive back PJ Williams. Godwin was able to walk off on his own power but didn’t return to the game. Prior to his exit, the star receiver managed to produce 49 yards on six catches.

An early diagnosis revealed that Godwin suffered an MCL sprain and would only be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season. However, an additional MRI revealed the injury included a torn ACL, keeping him out for the rest of this year and perhaps even some of next season.

One of Tom Brady’s favorite targets in a very crowded offense, Godwin recorded another Pro Bowl-worthy season in 2021, eclipsing the 1,000 receiving yard mark for the second time in his five-year career and the first time since 2019. He wraps up the season with 1,103 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

After playing the last two seasons on the franchise tag, Godwin is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career once the 2021 season ends.

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